Picks of the Week
Steve Paradise featuring Susannah Mc Millan "Eden" (Una Mas Records CD Promo)
Una Mas is the personal label of Steve Paradise who collaborates with Susannah Mc Millan on the labels latest release titled "Eden", a timeless production oozing with soul from beginning to the end. Beside Steve Paradise's two beautiful versions, some of South Africa's most respected and sought after remixers grace the song with their distinctive touch: Nastee Nev, Rude Disco, Trigo, Clown Dallas, Dr. Thiza, Bhaku Jr & Souldeep, Sundae and DJ Gukwa. In other words, this is an essential release not to be missed by any lover of soulful/deep house.
Colin Sales featuring Suzy "C'est le vie" (Universe Media Records CD Promo)
Hot on the heels of the their recent massive Aphrodisiax and Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart releases comes another winner on Universe Media courtesy of Colin Sales who teams up with singer Suzy for "C'est le vie", an uplifting production featuring strong vocals and grand piano over a stompin' backing. Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart pull out all the stops and deliver an absolute beauty on their remix oozing with their signature sound. Funk Manouver gets fiery on his funky take, Perspex People deepen the vibe and Vertical Smile contribute a main room rework.
Exclusive Preview: Placidic Dream featuring Wendy Jane Satchell "Love's so strong" (Mikki Funk Remix)(Axis Trax CD-R)
We here at Spirit of House are proud to bring you an exclusive preview of this sun drenched remix by Michael 'Mikki Funk' Oconnor of "Love's so strong" by Placidic Dream which features passionate vocals by Wendy Jane Satchell, grand piano, jazzy sax and lush chords over a smooth funk soaked backing. Due for a release in summer, so be on the lookout for it...
Rob Hayes featuring Nicole Mitchell "Never letting go" (Daddy Funk Records CD Promo)
Daddy Funk seem to be on a never ending winning streak as they bless us with another soulful bomb courtesy of Rob Hayes who joins forces with songstress Nicole Mitchell on "Never letting go", a powerful yet soulful funk drenched production featuring sensitive vocals and luscious melodies. Seb Skalski delivers a groovy laidback version, Ray Paxon gets deep on his spell binding take, Carlos Vargas gives the track an uplifting summery touch, BBwhite turns out an uber cool deep'n'funky rework and Alias Rhythm take the track to the main floor.
Dolls Combers & Al Olive "Chance" (Sophisticado Records CD Promo)
The marvelous "Chance" by the Dolls Combers will take you straight back to the 80's with its intoxicating soulful blend of genres including jazz and funk, and featuring an utterly sexy vocal performance by Al Olive alongside killer keys. Vick Lavender fuses the classy retroesque vibes with his surpassing vintage Sophisticado sound, while N'Dinga Gaba takes the track to deepest Afro territory on his mesmerizing interpretation.
DJ Micks featuring Robin Latimore "First to say goodbye" (Tribe Records CD Promo)
Here we have an incredibly soulful yet infectious production from DJ Micks, one of the most talented producers emerging from South Africa. It all started in late 2009 with an acapella of the Gladys Knight classic "First to say goodbye" which DJ Micks came across, did a couple mixes (inspired by Manoo, Culoe De Song and Rocco), shared them with friends - the rest is history. For the official release, jazz vocalist Robin Latimore has been chosen to pay homage to Gladys Knight and make this something truly special. Rocco and Charles Webster contribute the remixes, both adding their trademark style, giving you a nice variety of mixes to choose from.
Zepherin Saint & Nathan Adams "Love of my life" (Tribe Records CD Promo)
When Zepherin Saint and Nathan Adams come together in the studio, the result always speaks for itself as their latest offering "Love of my life" proves. Nathan Adams' outstanding inspirational vocals coupled with melodious keys and an incredibly soulful yet contaminous backing make this an instant soulful classic not to be missed. The remixes are courtesy of AtJazz who takes the track to deeper grounds, with his dub being a truly hypnotic affair.
Exclusive Preview: Various "Regroove Edits Vol. 14 - Nervous Edition" (CD-R)
Make no mistake and try to get your hands on this bootleg by Regroove who remixed both an old and recent Nervous Records release... Included are stellar interpretations of the Viola Sykes 2001 classic "Little girl" and last years "Movin' up" by DJ Mike Cruz featuring vocals by Inaya Day & China Ro. Both songs are given a fiery yet soulful makeover by Regroove, taking them to a whole new level.
Falomir! featuring Dila Vardar "Libertine" (Diving Deep Records CD Promo)
Behind Falomir! is Sergio Garcia who presents this excellent spoken word production featuring Dila Vardar. Four versions ranging from laidback over deep to peak time and tribal are included in the package, each one featuring wicked keys and Dila Vardar's remarkable poetic performance over captivating rhythms. A track guaranteed to rock the floors at any given time.
TWO MOODS featuring Natasha Watts "Take me" (Soundmen on Wax Records CD Promo)
The main version of "Take me" by TWO MOODS (Pino Firmani and Enrico Trentini) is built around a deeply thumpin' backdrop which is topped with mesmerizing atmospheric melodies and heartfelt vocals bythe one and only Natasha Watts. The 'Soulful Mix' oozes with wonderful soul-funk flavors, while the 'Deep Mix' gives the track a sublime late night feel. Last but not least, there is the celestial down tempo 'Soundtrack' version.
DJ Vivona & Newland vs. Impact featuring Daria B. "Holdin' on" (Louie Balo Remixes)(KingStreet Records CD Promo)
Italian producers DJ Vivona & Newland vs. Impact debut on KingStreet with "Holdin' on" featuring deeply felt vocals by Daria B. For the soulful heads, its all about the organic NuYorican inspired mixes by Louie Balo who delivers a gorgeous jazz-latin flavored 'House Mix' as well as both a 'N.Y. Vocal Mix' and 'Alt Dubb' on a broken beat tip - sheer musical bliss.